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23 Sep
The Gateshead Fluency Project
This full day session will improve subject knowledge and equip participants to deliver the intervention programme. All training materials are provided as well as the resources needed to begin the intervention back in school. The full day session is followed up with a support session to look at overcoming any issues, best practice, challenge and progress.
24 Sep
Managing SEND in the Early Years (SENCO training) for PVI settings
• SEND legislation and guidance • Developing an inclusive early year’s environment • The role and responsibilities of the SENCo in early years settings • Promoting early identification and intervention strategies to support children with SEND • Exploring particular areas of need and removing barriers to children’s learning • Working with parents and professionals.
24 Sep
Sing Up CPD - Teach the music curriculum through song
The session will help you enable your children have a greater confidence in singing; deeper understanding of their own musicianship skills (rhythm, pitch etc) and develop broader skills such as coordination, concentration and independence.
26 Sep
New to Year 2
Delegates will • Understand the end of KS1 expectations for Maths, English and Science • Recognise the timeline for the Statutory Assessment Process (SAT’s) • Be better able to develop an effective monitoring cycle to gather evidence against end of KS1 expectations • Identify useful resources to support teaching and learning in Year 2 (including exemplification materials) • Manage the whole curriculum in Year 2 effectively to ensure pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum • Use exemplification materials in moderation/assessment accurately • Have an opportunity to network and develop inter-school collaborations
26 Sep
Leading Spelling in your School
• Improved subject knowledge • A range of teaching approaches • Explicit teaching of spelling strategies • Effective assessment * All participants will receive access to training materials to share and disseminate within their own schools
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Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme
19 Sep
What do bird boxes, bee hotels, fire woks and nature experts all have in common? They are all available free to schools as part of Learning through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This outdoor learning grant fund has two elements – a free outdoor learning training and £500 of equipment for schools. Find out more by clicking here If your school is interested and needs any assistance with the application please let Services for Schools know.
October Half Term Sports Camps
13 Sep
GO Gateshead Sports Camps Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 9am - 3pm Want to get the kids off the couch during the school holidays? Then why not join one of GO Gateshead's sports camps at Gateshead Leisure Centre. Perfect for children aged 8-14 years, the camps will offer a fantastic range of activities from, Clip n' Climb to trampolining, badminton to basketball, swimming to dodgeball. Your kids will stay active, have fun and make friends. Getting children active is not only our passion - it's something we're great at too. We provide children with the opportunity to try new sports, have fun, and really make the most of the school holidays. You can trust GO Gateshead to provide a service that is enjoyable, positive and safe. Our Sports Camps are suitable for children between 8-14 years and cost £15 per day. Lunch is not included in the price and children should bring a packed lunch or money to purchase lunch from the cafe. Tuesday 22 - Thursday 24 October 9am - 3pm Book Now
Building Work at the Central LIbrary
03 Sep
Building work is beginning in part of the Central Library to create a new visitor space, Gateshead Archive. Please be aware computer access will be more limited. You can book ahead on 0191 433 8430
Council solicitor urges schools to exercise caution when changing supplier for photocopier leases
30 Aug
A number of schools have had difficulties recently with their photocopier contracts and early termination fees which in some cases has resulted in many thousands of pounds in debt and formal court action. Please read the attached article advising schools on points they need to consider before changing supplier. If you would like any further information please contact me on:- Kieran McGaughey Commercial Solicitor Legal, Democratic and Property Corporate Services and Governance Gateshead Council Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH. Tel No: (0191) 433 2382 Fax No: (0191) 433 2103 Email:
Sugar Swap for Kids
28 Aug
Make a sugar swap! Did you know just one or two everyday swaps can really make a difference to how much sugar your child is having, while still keeping them happy? Children in England are eating an extra 2,800 sugar cubes a year, which is more than double the recommended guidelines. That's 8 cubes too many each day! Half of the sugar in our children's diets comes from sugary drinks, sweets, biscuits, cakes, puddings, sugary breakfast cereals and higher-sugar yoghurts and puddings. But it's easy to cut back by swapping from higher- to lower-sugar products. Get help with swaps and tips Change4Life is here to help your family cut back on sugar, with lots of great tips and ideas, so you can make some simple swaps: •try our top sugar swaps •discover easy ways to make a swap when you next shop •read our top swap tips •see the full list of Change4Life sugar swaps •use our sugar calculator to see how much sugar your kids could be having in a day But first, take a look at how much sugar is too much! The maximum daily amounts of sugar are: Please click here to navigate to the Change for Life website